May 06 / 18.05 Hexham

18.05

Good To Soft

Sky Sports Racing Selling Hurdle

  • Prize money: £4465.72
  • 2m 0f 48y
  • Class 4
  • 10 runners
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Sky Sports Racing Selling Hurdle

Runners: 10 runners

Type: Hurdle Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Light rain

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5/2 (Won)

  • Win: £2.25
  • Place: £1.20

Form: 19/6F- D BF

Last run: 295 days

W: 11st 6lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 114

Form & Verdict
Won a maiden hurdle in Ireland for Henry De Bromhead and that was only four starts back; changed hands cheaply since falling at Kilbeggan last summer and difficult to know what to expect, but he's hardly flying high here.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

5

6th Aug 2023

Good

2m 0f 160y

13:50 Galway

Trebizond

11st 12lb

J: Cian Quirke

T: R Mike Smith

prominent, outpaced after last, kept on and went fourth inside final 110yds

25/1

4th

1

24th Jun 2023

Good

2m 0f 47y

Class 4

16:42 Perth

Trebizond

12st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: R Mike Smith

2-2 for new stable this spring, the latter win gained here (2m4f, good); should be fine back at 2m and latest 5lb rise does not look excessive; must be considered in current mood.

9/2

1st

1

18th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 4f 35y

Class 4

15:25 Perth

Trebizond

12st 0lb

J: Gavin Sheehan

T: R Mike Smith

Won a maiden hurdle in Ireland for Henry De Bromhead in September 2021; changed hands cheaply after falling at Kilbeggan last July but he returned for new yard with a clearcut win in a seller at Hexham (2m, good to soft) 12 days ago; this is tougher back in a handicap but he was a well-backed favourite last time and is not ruled out at this new trip.

10/1

12/1

  • Place: £3.30

Form: 63PPP-

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 1lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 92

Form & Verdict
Only one worthwhile run over hurdles (2m6f, good to soft) and has pulled up on his last three outings; clearly risky, but if blinkers help (cheekpieces haven't) he could have a say.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

4th

3

26th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 188y

Class 5

12:15 Sedgefield

Brians Jet

11st 9lb

J: William Maggs

T: Brian Ellison

Pulled up for the fourth time in his last seven starts at Doncaster 11 days ago and still to show soft ground is ideal; easy enough to take on.

8/1

0

12

15th Dec 2023

Good To Soft

2m 3f 88y

Class 4

13:40 Doncaster

Brians Jet

10st 8lb

J: Craig Nichol

T: Brian Ellison

Placed over hurdles but yet to get his head in front and was behind Spot On Soph on final run at Sedgefield two months ago when he appeared to get outpaced; frustration may continue.

12/1

25/1

  • Place: £7.70

Form: 378/6- D

Last run: 252 days

W: 11st 1lb

10 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Two novice hurdle wins in 2018 but no success since and up against it on these terms.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

0

9

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

2m 7f 180y

Class 5

15:20 Perth

Placedela Concorde

10st 2lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

Hasn't won since 2018; well-beaten third of three from 13lb out of the handicap on return to fences at Hexham in June (2m4f, good); 2lb wrong here; others appeal more.

40/1

3rd

3

17th Jun 2023

Good

2m 4f 15y

Class 4

14:25 Hexham

Placedela Concorde

10st 2lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

raced in last, awkward jump 6th, lost touch from 7th

16/1

7

28th May 2023

Good To Firm

3m 1f 170y

Class 4

16:05 Kelso

Placedela Concorde

10st 2lb

J: Conor Rabbitt

T: Maurice Barnes

led at steady pace, not fluent 3rd, headed before 9th

33/1

Form: F56P6- D

Last run: 66 days

W: 11st 9lb

7 yo Gelding

OR: 108

Form & Verdict
Well below his best for a new yard this season and was always out the back when last in his latest handicap; now downgraded with new headgear tried but he's risky.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

0

3

(13)

11th Aug 2023

Good

1m 5f 216y

Class 6

15:20 Musselburgh

Excelcius

9st 8lb

J: Andrew Mullen

T: Iain Jardine

slowly away, switched right soon after start, raced in last soon after start

12/1

7th

1

(10)

4th Aug 2023

Good

1m 5f 0y

Class 6

18:10 Musselburgh

Excelcius

11st 4lb

J: Miss Hannah Crawford

T: Iain Jardine

never better than midfield

12/1

4th

4

(2)

24th Jul 2023

Good To Soft

1m 5f 26y

Class 5

14:30 Ayr

Excelcius

9st 6lb

J: Archie Young

T: Iain Jardine

Flat (2m, good) and dual hurdle (2m/2m1f) winner in Ireland in 2021 but unplaced in all eight starts for Iain Jardine since the autumn; mark continues to fall but he was beaten 7l back on the Flat at Musselburgh last time and others are preferred.

14/1

Form: 74587- D

Last run: 149 days

W: 11st 1lb

13 yo Gelding

OR: 79

Form & Verdict
Multiple winner across both codes but a 13yo now and his basement mark a true reflection of current capabilities.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

11

(11)

4th Oct 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 189y

Class 6

16:20 Catterick

Archive

9st 0lb

J: Faye McManoman

T: Suzzanne France

midfield early, dropped to rear after 1f

66/1

7

17th Jun 2023

Good

1m 7f 133y

Class 5

15:45 Hexham

Archive

10st 12lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Suzzanne France

raced in last, mistake 1st, soon detached, awkward jump 2nd, slowed dramatically and unseated 4th

33/1

7

23rd May 2023

Good

1m 7f 133y

Class 4

20:20 Hexham

Archive

10st 2lb

J: Aaron Anderson

T: Suzzanne France

Form: /537P-

Last run: 20 days

W: 10st 13lb

7 yo Mare

OR: 91

Form & Verdict
Won a handicap hurdle in Ireland (2m5f, good) 13 months ago when with a different yard; ran okay before weakening over 2m6f at Cartmel three starts back and chance if back to that form.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

5th

12

2nd Jul 2023

Good To Soft

3m 1f 83y

Class 4

16:01 Cartmel

Light Heidi

10st 7lb

J: Adam Wedge

T: Noel C Kelly

Represents last year's winning yard and she's one to watch in the betting in first-time blinkers having made the journey from Northern Ireland; however, she's hard to fancy on recent evidence.

14/1

8th

11

17th Jun 2023

Good

2m 5f 60y

14:55 Downpatrick

Light Heidi

11st 5lb

J: Mr D G Lavery

T: Noel C Kelly

prominent

14/1

16

2nd Jun 2023

Good

2m 7f 70y

20:00 Down Royal

Light Heidi

11st 7lb

J: Kieran Callaghan

T: Noel C Kelly

Form: 725PP-

Last run: 21 days

W: 11st 1lb

6 yo Gelding

OR: 76

Form & Verdict
Runner-up in a Musselburgh handicap in January (1m7f, soft) but off a very low mark and has shown nothing since.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

2nd

7

7th Feb 2024

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

15:40 Sedgefield

Bebside Banter

11st 5lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Chris Grant

2-3 since switched to fences in the autumn, the latter win gained over C&D (soft) last month; another 4lb higher today but likely to make a very bold bid from the front.

2/1

1st

7

12th Jan 2024

Soft

2m 3f 65y

Class 5

14:37 Sedgefield

Bebside Banter

10st 9lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Chris Grant

jumped well, made all

5/1

0

7

13th Dec 2023

Heavy

2m 4f 15y

Class 5

12:45 Hexham

Bebside Banter

10st 5lb

J: Danny McMenamin

T: Chris Grant

Jumped well when making a winning debut over fences, beating Breeze Of Wind (who is now 3lb better off) at Sedgefield last month (2m5f, soft, first run after wind surgery; front pair clear); obvious contender.

7/4

Form: U7943- D

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 1lb

11 yo Gelding

OR: 72

Form & Verdict
Shouldn't be the answer on these terms but at least he ran a half-decent race last time.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

6

6th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

18:05 Hexham

Choix Des Armes

11st 1lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Alison Hamilton

Shouldn't be the answer on these terms but at least he ran a half-decent race last time.

25/1

3rd

16

24th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 133y

Class 5

14:15 Hexham

Choix Des Armes

10st 2lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Alison Hamilton

Well treated on his win at Wetherby (1m7f, heavy) last March but things have not gone well this season and he was tailed off behind Cudgel over C&D last month; has something to prove and he needs to jump better than last time.

25/1

4th

4

30th Mar 2023

Heavy

1m 7f 133y

Class 5

14:10 Hexham

Choix Des Armes

10st 3lb

J: Nathan Moscrop

T: Alison Hamilton

7lb lower than when winning at Wetherby (1m7f, heavy) last March and he's not totally written off in this weak race, but this inconsistent 11yo has been soundly beaten the last twice and needs to raise his game.

7/1

Form: F3PPF-

Last run: 26 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 117

Form & Verdict
Poor completion record since his last win in 2021 and was tailed off when falling in a selling handicap chase the last time; has a lot to prove, but this is a bad race and perhaps a visor can help matters.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7

6th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

18:05 Hexham

Fancy Foundations

11st 1lb

J: Patrick Cowley

T: L J Morgan

Poor completion record since his last win in 2021 and was tailed off when falling in a selling handicap chase the last time; has a lot to prove, but this is a bad race and perhaps a visor can help matters.

15/8

1

10th Apr 2023

Good

2m 5f 44y

Class 4

14:32 Fakenham

Fancy Foundations

12st 0lb

J: Patrick Cowley

T: L J Morgan

Well treated on some old chase form Gordon Elliott but he has a poor completion record since his last win in 2021 and has been pulled-up in last two runs; with another new yard now and has plenty to prove back from 103 days off; cheekpieces added.

5/1

5

28th Dec 2022

Heavy

2m 4f 110y

Class 4

13:20 Leicester

Fancy Foundations

11st 0lb

J: Fergus Gregory

T: Jake Thomas Coulson

Latest win for Gordon Elliott was in September 2021 and has failed to complete almost as often as he's got round since; low-key debut for new trainer over fences in October and although much the highest rated in the field he is risky.

6/4

Form: 46/PP- D

Last run: 12 days

W: 11st 1lb

9 yo Gelding

OR: 85

Form & Verdict
On a slippery slope since winning a maiden hurdle for previous connections and has pulled up in both starts (hurdle/chase) since returning from a long absence.
Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

8

6th May 2023

Good To Soft

2m 0f 48y

Class 4

18:05 Hexham

Kingofthecotswolds

11st 1lb

J: Conor O’Farrell

T: Kevin Hunter

On a slippery slope since winning a maiden hurdle for previous connections and has pulled up in both starts (hurdle/chase) since returning from a long absence.

20/1

5

24th Apr 2023

Good To Soft

1m 7f 133y

Class 5

14:15 Hexham

Kingofthecotswolds

11st 4lb

J: Henry Brooke

T: Kevin Hunter

towards rear of midfield, dropped to last when slow jump 5th, lost touch 6th, soon pulled up

50/1

7

19th Mar 2023

Soft

2m 1f 0y

Class 5

16:45 Carlisle

Kingofthecotswolds

11st 3lb

J: Dylan Johnston

T: Kevin Hunter

towards rear

33/1

+o+e Accumulators

Payout
Exacta £17.90
Straight Forecast £20.51
Trifecta £326.60

Selections

RP RATINGS:

Excelcius

D Express:

Trebizond

POSTDATA:

Choix Des Armes

SPOTLIGHT:

Light Heidi

Daily Mirror:

Fancy Foundations

The Sun:

Trebizond

The Star:

Trebizond

The Times:

Excelcius

The Guardian:

Excelcius

Daily Mail:

Excelcius

Daily Record:

Excelcius

Telegraph:

Choix Des Armes